Murders committed by Mary Elizabeth Merrill (Mrs. Parker Merrill) in 1870

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Murders committed by Mary Elizabeth Merrill (Mrs. Parker Merrill) in 1870 - SAW THREE MEN - tSLAIN BY WOMAN v T Mrs...
SAW THREE MEN - tSLAIN BY WOMAN v T Mrs jdaSmlth Ffelates Story That May Explain - Mystery of Thirty - five tjYears Ago J v - t 1 A strange - story of the alleged ma der oflthree men by aiwomarf thirty - five years agoW a house which stood on1 a site near that now occupied by the Pacific Union Club was relate to the police yesterday by Mrs Ida Smith of 9S0W Mission street wnj claimsfasa little girl to have been a wide - eyed witness of one killing and to hay knownotthe other two 1 and there is the corroborating circumstances that a human1 skeleton was foUndbjr workmen about three yean ago when excavation for the new club - building and adjacent structures were begun The woman gives as a reason 1 for the telling of the tale that she - heard two day ago of the finding of some skeletons at the scene of the crime she say she witnessed Slip also heard of the arreiiof a Dr De Haven forJmurder on - the same premises about fourteen year ago anl desired to clear him of any connectionconnection - with the killings w This Is Mr Smiths toryvo thft alleged crime For years the memory of a triple murder which occurred in 1870 has haunted me - I saw my foster - mother - Mr Mary HzabeUi Merrill wife of Parker Merrill stab a man to death and then push Vm down a - flight or stair into a cellar where he wai later buried - At the time the murder was committed Mis Merrill husband - was - away but In the house were two Norwegian students who got rai InkllUg of the crime - Shortly afterward they disappeared and then there was an awful stench about the bouse wntch made us move for - several week Some time after our return I was plarinr in the basement with Mrc iierrlire little son ana we 10 una three ridges of soft earth We dug down Into - It and found human Done When we ran up stair and told MrsC Merrill of It she made us go back and t

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 13 Jun 1905, Tue,
  3. Page 9

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